A steak restaurant known as Flat Iron are going to be putting up a £5m funding page. They are doing this so that they continue the growth plans that they have right now. The loan is coming from Thin Cats and they are a lender who specialise in helping out SMEs. They are going to try and support the growth plans over the next couple of years. Piper also took a £10m stake in the restaurant group and they did this in the year 2017 and they have also reported that they have profits of well over £456,110. This came from their most recent financial results.

The company were founded in the year 2012 by Charlie Carroll. Flat Iron are now proud to say that they have a total of 6 restaurants across London. They also have sales of £14.5m as well. The group have plans to try and open up their 7th restaurant which is going to happen on the 21st of January. This is going to be put near Tooley St on London Bridge. They are also going to have another site in Spitalfields as well. This is going to open up in the summer and they even have hopes to open up another later this year. If you work in catering recruitment, then this is especially interesting because it may even mean that you have even more employment opportunities available. Of course, if you are interested in finding out more about this or if you want to enquire about how many positions are going to become available then you can contact Flat Iron. That being said, a lot of work is being done to try and give the company the support they need to make the transition.

 

LXI REIT have sold two of the older Travelodge hotels to a buyer. They have done this at a total price of £12.6m. The company have sold their hotel in Haverhill, Essex and then Beacon Hill which is near Ipswich. The buyer is only known as being institutional and this really does reflect on a low exit yield. Unfortunately, catering jobs may have been lost here but if the hotel becomes renovated then it may even open up more catering recruitment opportunities. Simon Lee, who is one of the partners for LXI REIT has stated that they are pleased at the disposal of two of their hotels, and that they have done this at a significant premium. This is especially the case when you look at the acquisition cost as well.

The LXI hotel portfolio even has nine Travelodge hotels and they even have a total of three Premier Inns as well. The Jurys Inn Plymouth and even the Belfry Hotel in Cambridge are both owned by them and they acquired that for £18.5m. The company have also said that they are going to be announcing their acquisition announcements, and that they are also going to be doing everything they can to make sure that they surpass the expectations of their customers. Of course, if you are interested in finding out more about this then you can easily keep on checking back to this page. Other than that, you can follow any updates online. This is the easiest way for you to find out everything you need to know, and it is also a fantastic way for you to know what is happening in the hotel industry. Of course, if you need help getting a job then there are plenty of recruitment services who can help.

 

Ruby Hotels Don’t Think That Brexit Will Deter Their Plans to Build a Second Hotel

Michael Struck has come out to say that Brexit is not going to deter him from trying to enter the UK market. He has spoken to Caterer and he has admitted that he is very concerned about the UK's exit from the EU union. He believes that the market is too attractive not to be in however, so he is going to do whatever he can to try and make sure that he takes advantage of this. Struck has also released a ton of ideas for a 160 bedroom hotel. This is going to open up in London's Clerkenwell in the year 2021. Ruby is going to enter the UK with the opening of their hotel known as the Ruby Lucy. Those who work in catering recruitment will want to take full advantage of this. He has also added that he wants to branch out into other cities as well. That being said, London is the one on his list because when he created the company, he wanted to branch out into cities such as Edinburgh and even mainland Europe as well. He also has a ton of plans to open up even more hotels across the UK.

SushiSamba in the Covent Garden, Southside Scran and So Much More

A fusion restaurant that links Japanese food and Latin American food has opened up a brand-new site in London Covent Garden. They are joining the Liverpool street location that is at Heron Tower. This opened up its doors in the year 2012 and the site is located at the Opera Terrace. It is actually overlooking one of the most iconic plazas. It also happens to feature a living ceiling as well. Guests come in the restaurant via the spiral orange staircase and you will also see a large-scale street art mural as well. This happens to have some pictures of Japanese mythology and the dining room also has white and black marble floors. If you work in catering recruitment then you will understand how exciting this can be and you will also appreciate the amount of effort that has gone into creating this establishment.

Leeds Have Plans to try and Charge HGV Drivers £50 a Day if they Pollute the Air

A new plan has come into place to try and reduce air pollution in the city. The clean air zone is going to be the first of a nationwide plan. This is going to use a scheme that is very similar to London's and there is going to be a new emissions system as well. Drivers are going to be observed by a series of cameras and they are doing this from as early as 2020. This could have a huge impact on HGVs and even public transport. This is going to face the highest cost when compared and this is especially the case if the roads run through Leeds. Those who work in driving jobs will understand this more than anyone.

The local council have expected the plans to become very significant and they are also going to lead to a large reduction in nitrogen dioxide as well. This is in the city's air and a lot of firms have expressed a lot of concerns over the new plans. They have even said that it is going to have a negative impact on the environment and that a lot of drivers are going to carry on switching from HGVS to vans. This ultimately means that they won't have to face the charges when they are on the roads in Leeds. The 2016 government have stated the load officials in 5 cities that have the most N02 emissions are going to try and reduce this and they are also trying to increase the quality of the air if possible as well but this is only going to be the case if other people are willing to put the work in as well. Of course, with so much happening, only time will tell if this is the case or not.

 

The Brexit Transition Could Be a Matter of Months

There has been a lot of concern in the haulage industry and this all relates to Brexit and where it is going. The government plans are going to talk about the impact of movement and this is the case on an international scale. The meetings that are continually being held between the UK and even the EU recently have been unable to resolve a lot of the concerns regarding the hard border in Northern Ireland and this is especially the case when you consider the fact that an agreement may not be able to come into place. Of course, this is concerning for all of the parties involved and the UK is going to get ready for their departure in the year 2019. The transition period is going to take place in the next year or so and there are some concerns in regards to the Northern Ireland border as well. The PM has stated that this transition period is going to be extended over a few months and that this is going to help those who need it to try and get all of the support they need along the way. Mrs May has stated that another idea has come to light and that they want to try and create an option which will extend the implementation period for a couple of months. The point is that they are not expecting to use this because everyone is working hard to try and make sure that they have a good relationship in place by next year. This could affect those who work in driving jobs as well, so if this sounds like you then you really do need to take this into consideration so that you don’t face any nasty surprises later on.

The British Library is Going Vegan for a Day

The British Library is trying to embrace veganism. They are working hard to try and offer staff and all of their visitors vegan food and even drinks as well. They are doing this at the Kings Library Café and this is going to happen on Thursday. This is the oldest library in the world and they are going to try and support the Vegan Society Plate.

TRG Concessions have Announced the Hawker Bar Opening at London Airport

TRG are a leading operator when it comes to food and beverage brands. They function in a ton of travel locations across the UK and they have also opened up a brand-new concept known as Hawker Bar.

1000 Companies that will Inspire Britain

The country of Britain is a wonderful place to say the least but it is all down to the workforce that it has and the people who are willing to work night and day to try and make sure that it thrives. That is why the company, who are known as 1000 Companies are going to do everything they can to make sure that it stays this way by producing and selling some of the finest road safety devices around. They were even able to bring about the very first reversing alarm to help drivers to park and position their car to the highest possible level. Those who are undergoing ADR training

EU Changes are Going to Happen with the CPC Programme

The Freight Transport Association has been calling on the DVSA to try and review the delivery of the CPC training programme. This is going to be done as part of the EU mandated changes and it is also going to cover the legislation regarding the qualification which saw changes in May 2018. The changes are going to be made to domestic law in the next couple of years.

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